May 30, 2015


50th Anniversary – Bates


Donna (Mull) and Lester Bates of Milan, Ohio, and Zolfo Springs, Fla., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a surprise dinner with family, Mickey Mouse and friends at Chef Mickey’s restaurant at Disney World in Orlando, Fla. Pastor Elmer C. Novak officiated the March 6, 1965, wedding nuptials at Pittsfield Congregational Church in Wellington. Donna Read More…

Engagement – Spaetzel – Loeser


Raymond Gilbert Loeser and Karie Ann Spaetzel are pleased to announce their plans to be married later this year. Karie is the daughter of Steven and Susan Spaetzel of Avon. She is a 2005 graduate of Avon High School, a 2009 graduate of Ohio University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism, and a 2014 graduate Read More…

60th Anniversary – Walker


It has been 60 years, and Virginia and Russell Walker are still young at heart. The Medina couple has three children and one grandchild. They were married March 27, 1955, in LaFayette Township.

50th Anniversary – Bazemore


Celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary, William and Sandra Bazemore were married April 3, 1965, in Fairview Park. The couple are formerly of Hinckley Township and currently of Medina. Bill served in the Army, worked for Goodyear, and served as an elder at Weymouth Community Church. He enjoys all types of fishing. Sandy worked as an Read More…

Engagement – Swabb – Downs


Courtney Elizabeth Swabb and Brian Scott Downs, together with their parents, are pleased to announce their engagement. Courtney is the daughter of Eric and Kathy Swabb of Ansonia. She is a graduate of Defiance College and is a history teacher and women’s cross country and track and field coach for Piqua High School. Brian is Read More…

65th Anniversary – Yergin


Max Yergin and Jerrie (Haulk), of Lodi, were married March 5, 1950, by the Rev. Eastman at the Sullivan Congregational Church. Jerrie was a Girl Scout leader and a Sunday school teacher while her family was at home. Max, a World War II Navy veteran is a retired auto parts manager. They have three daughters Read More…

Engagement – Schuck – Becker


Robert and Patricia Schuck, of Medina, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Abigail Erin Schuck to Troy Alexander Becker, son of Dale Becker and Carol Marturano-Becker of Bath. The future bride will receive a Doctorate of Pharmacy degree this May from the University of Findlay. She will pursue either a residency in Read More…

Achievement – Fide


Julia Fide, a junior at the University of Mount Union, pledged and was initiated into Delta Sigma Tau Sorority and Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity. On Feb. 20, 2015, Julia performed with the Wind Ensemble at the Gala Weekend Celebration that marked the opening of the University of Mount Union’s Giese Center for the Performing Read More…

90th Birthday – Balliet


World War II veteran and longtime Valley City resident Emil Balliet turns 90 years old this March. Emil served in the United States Navy during the war, stationed in the South Pacific serving with the Seabees on the island of Guam. The Navy veteran will spend his 90th birthday surrounded by his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, Read More…

Engagement – Poggiali – Cantu

David Cantu & Kayla Po

A June 20, 2015, wedding is planned at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Lorain. Kayla Michelle Poggiali is the daughter of Todd and Lori Poggiali of Sandusky. She is a graduate of Kent State University, where she received a bachelor degree in early childhood education. She is employed as a kindergarten teacher Read More…